Redefine Your Snacks

Snacks, in general, leave people struggling.  Eating frequently through the day is a great way to keep your metabolism moving and keep blood sugars stable, but finding a healthy snack can be overwhelming.  Just because we call it a snack, doesn’t mean it comes in a wrapper.  A snack is a smaller meal, and might consist of anything – even a leftover bit of your lunch! Don’t let the word snack (or your hanger!) stress you out when it’s time for some nutrition!

​​Kids usually like hand to mouth food, especially after school when appetites are occasionally out of control. Unfortunately, that makes chips, cookies and candy a go-to for many.  The other day I thought I would try to throw down some snow peas for a snack.  I wasn’t sure if anyone would bite.  They did. Flavorful, crunchy and a hand to mouth food, the snow peas worked.  The main complaint was that hands were greasy, and that was an easy fix.

Sesame Snow Peas
Coconut Oil – 2 TSesame Seeds – 2 TGarlic – 1 cloveSnow Peas –  about 3 cupsSea Salt – 1 tsp
Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat.  Add the garlic and allow to become fragrant (1-2 minutes).  Add the sesame seeds, stirring occasionally until golden brown.  Add the peas, tossing until all peas are coated with oil and cooked through (3-5 minutes, depending on the size of the skillet). Remove from heat and serve!

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